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Can a "charley horse " cause a pulled muscle? What's the best treatment for "charley horses."

Can a "charley horse " cause a pulled muscle?  What's the best treatment for "charley horses."

Yes it could: But it is not very common. Relief is usually given by either massaging or stretching the foot, ankle or knee in the opposite direction of the spasm. Sport medicine advice suggests that dietary deficiency of potassium, found richly in bananas and many vegetables, is a common cause of these spasms. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Charley Horse (Definition)

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What is the treatment for a charley horse?

What is the treatment for a charley horse?

Hydrate.Electrolytes: Charley horse is another term for a cramp. This is something that often occurs due to prolonged or strenuous exertion, especially of one muscle repeatedly. Once a charley horse occurs, massage or stretching of the area may be helpful. It is important to stay well-hydrated and maintain normal electrolyte levels to prevent cramps. ...Read more

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What are treatment and causes for a charlie horse in shins ?

What are treatment and causes for a charlie horse in shins

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Refer to answer: Treatment is rest, ice and stretch. Reduce your sport activity by 50 percent, and wait till your charlie horse goes away, then increase activity in a very graded fashion. Causes are sudden increase in activity, running, jogging, and marching.Main cause is sudden increase in size of muscle within a compartment that does not expand suddenly. ...Read more

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How do I cure charley horse?

How do I cure charley horse?

First: Avoid dehydration. Second, often low serum potassium is an issue. Eat bananas. ...Read more

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What can give one a charley horse?

Massage: And stretch them, if they persist make sure you are not dehydrated, have no magnesium or potassium defiinncies and i'd taking any meds for cholesterol to speak to your doc. ...Read more

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What should I do when i get a charley horse?

1, 2, 3: Massage it. Warm it. Walk it off. If cramps are frequent, then try calcium magnesium tablets. If you have weakness, sensory loss or circulatory changes, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to heal after a charley horse in hamstring?

How to heal after a charley horse in hamstring?

Let it heal: The problem with many of these hamstring injuries is that people return to activity and sports before they are fully healed. A significant injury may take 4-6 weeks to heal the initial treatment is ice, rest and nsaids. You need to gradually return to sports as jogging will be much easier than sprinting.. In general, don't do anything that causes pain in the affected area. Many of these recur. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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